“Hey, can you play, Stairway to Heaven?”
And, for the first time in a long while, I didn’t automatically change the channel.
It wasn’t like I had to break out the air guitar or anything. Besides, it was only a short drive to the polls, and as an official “undecided” voter, I needed some background music to listen to while I was making up my mind. Santorum or Gingrich, 6 of one … half dozen of the other. Only thing is, I’ve wanted to vote for Gingrich for President for a long time, and this is the first opportunity I’ve had. I’ll vote for Santorum if he gets the nomination, and I don’t feel the same way about Romney.
Over the past week, I’ve received a couple of phone calls each from Santorum and Gingrich supporters, but easily 2 dozen Romney robo-calls. Each call was a negative info hit about Santorum or Gingrich. I kept remembering Barbara Bush last week whining about all of the negative campaigning, and how it is hurting her guy Mitt — but it’s always Romney doing the negative campaigning.
There’s a sign on the wall, but she wants to be sure, cause you know sometimes words have two meanings ..
I am tired of it, too. It got to where would just hang up on the Romney calls. The talking heads are saying he has outspent his competition 5 to 1, but it seems a lot more than that. Romney has been all over TV. Gingrich has been on radio. Santorum has been on TV, but not that often.
The big question might just be turnout. I voted around 11 AM and was #28 on the roll. There was no crowd at all. Only one other voter at the poll. If the turnout is as light as my experience indicates, the best organization will be favored, and that means Romney. .
And it makes me wonder …
My prediction for Mississippi: Romney 39, Gingrich 30, Santorum 21, Paul 9.
Update: Just got another robo-call from the romney campaign. If he loses, it won’t be because he didn’t leave it on the court.
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